Paul R. Yarnold
Optimal Data Analysis, LLC
Research Gate (RG) weekly summary statistics—including RG-score (the class or “dependent variable”), and number of citations, recommendations, and article views and downloads (the attributes or “independent variables”), were obtained for a single user. Single-case novometric classification tree analysis (CTA) was used to predict RG-score as a function of the number of citations, recommendations, and article views and downloads. Two analyses were conducted: one forced the model to have stable classification in leave-one-out (LOO) jackknife analysis; the second permitted jackknife instability so long as the LOO Type I error rate was p<0.05. A single-attribute model which achieved relatively strong LOO accuracy was identified.